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96 votes
37 answers
19k views

How to keep humans pilots instead of AI in sci-fi future?

77 votes
18 answers
7k views

How to prevent tiny mistake in 'programmable language' magic spell causing horrible disasters?

63 votes
14 answers
18k views

What would be the impact of a modern programmer and laptop being dropped into World War II, possibly breaking Enigma?

54 votes
30 answers
11k views

How can humans be important enough to be the deciding factor in the war between gods?

50 votes
19 answers
9k views

How to add tactics and maneuvering into space warfare

39 votes
12 answers
73k views

Using international waters to avoid legal punishment

38 votes
6 answers
5k views

Evolution of species with separate sapient and non-sapient forms?

37 votes
28 answers
7k views

What disease affects only the non-peasants?

36 votes
18 answers
12k views

Would 'magic' muskets be a significant advantage over actual muskets?

36 votes
19 answers
13k views

Why is super hero technology never used by civilians?

33 votes
6 answers
4k views

At what point in European history could a government build a printing press given a basic description?

32 votes
10 answers
10k views

How far back in time can I go before people stop accepting my money from the future?

28 votes
11 answers
6k views

What groups will face unjustified prejudice in the future once technology makes current lines of prejudice harder to justify?

28 votes
26 answers
6k views

How to make being a mage so cutthroat that generally only power mad become mages? [closed]

28 votes
18 answers
5k views

What would a near-human level AI still struggle at?

26 votes
20 answers
7k views

Create a disease that can easily be cured by adopting a custom from another culture

26 votes
10 answers
7k views

Realistic 'hacks' that programmer may exploit in a brand new FTL comm system that was not securely written?

25 votes
9 answers
4k views

Turing incomplete magic, avoiding computers in world where magic is programmable

25 votes
7 answers
2k views

30 year groundhogs day: how to increase the world's technology

24 votes
15 answers
3k views

Justification for ambiguous poetic prophecy

23 votes
7 answers
2k views

Evolution of tree-dwelling species that will help predators find prey if prey species doesn't give it a bribe?

22 votes
15 answers
7k views

The world has converted to eating cheap vat-grown meat, what do we do with our current livestock?

22 votes
15 answers
5k views

What advice could a time traveller give for use of an atomic bomb to end WW2 while minimizing loss of life or later nuclear brinkmanship [closed]

22 votes
5 answers
3k views

Would ritual cannibalism of the dead lead to issues with disease?

21 votes
10 answers
3k views

How would earth goverments respond to killing of most of a colony to keep the rest alive long enough for rescue

20 votes
9 answers
5k views

How could a society that emphasises spirit of a law over loopholes develop a legal system

20 votes
20 answers
4k views

How will corporations ensure return on investment for funding slower than light colonization efforts?

19 votes
10 answers
3k views

How would gender roles be affected by a society where parents could control the sex of their child

19 votes
13 answers
5k views

Why are monsters created by magical mutation still around after magic dissipates, but mutated humans are not?

18 votes
8 answers
4k views

How lethal is a gunshot in world where rapid healing is available?

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